A Virtual Tour to the Tenement Museum

Virtual Tour of the Tenement Museum

A Virtual Tour to the Tenement Museum

June 1, 2020

A Virtual Tour to the Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan – for a “visit” to the 1935 Home of the Baldizzi Family. Participants will learn how one family dealt with a restrictive immigration policy and the Great Depression. When: Thursday June 11th from 11:00- 12 Noon Fee: Paid by Poppenhusen Institute Only twenty spots are […]

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A Lecture by Archaeologist Eugene Boesch

A Lecture by Archaeologist Eugene Boesch

May 19, 2020

The video below is a lecture by Archaeologist, Eugene Boesch about the Native Americans that once inhabited the peninsula of College Point , as well as information on an excavation he did at the Wilkens property on 14th Avenue. This presentation is funded in part with public funds from the New York City Dept. of […]

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A concert by Mary Courtney of Morning Star

A Tribute to the Poppenhusen Institute

May 15, 2020

An inspirational musical performance by Mary Courtney of Morning Star. It is times such as these that we need to hear the beautiful angelic voice of Mary who will also be performing at our 9/11 Remembrance program on Sunday September 6th at 1:00 PM in the garden of the Institute. This performance is funded in […]

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Herman A. Schleicher Mansion- One of the Few NYC Landmarks in College Point -123rd Street and 13th Avenue

Herman A. Schleicher Mansion- One of the Few NYC Landmarks in College Point -123rd Street and 13th Avenue

April 22, 2020

When the designation of this grand 19th century mansion was finalized, it was a day for celebration in the community.  College Point residents were all too aware of the devastation that had occurred in their community over the last few decades due to improper zoning, over development and far too few landmark designations. We had […]

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Oktoberfest Poppenhusen Institute Landmark News April 2020

Landmark News

April 21, 2020

Hello from the historic, Poppenhusen Institute. We miss you and hope that you, your friends and family are safe and healthy and will remain that way.  Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily close our programs – since every decision we have made has been guided by our desire to keep all of our program participants, […]

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Poppenhusen Boulevard Historical Image

From the Notes of College Point Historian, Bob Friedrich

April 20, 2020

Historic Trivia Originally From the Flushing Journal 29 September 1855 We hear of complaints of desecration of the Sabbath by strangers visiting Strattonport, (now College Point) on Sunday, and who indulge in past times strictly prohibited by law on that day.  It was only a Sunday or two since that a musket ball passed through […]

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